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  1. Hurling: The Fastest Field Sport in the World

    Oct 19, 2013, 1:20 AM EST

    A hurler tries his hand at lacrosse at Friday's open practice

    Ever heard of hurling? Neither did I until a couple days ago. That is because it is one of Ireland’s native Gaelic games. And tomorrow, Notre Dame’s Arlotta Stadium will play host to the inaugural Celtic Champions Classic. Playing before the USC game, this “Super Hurling 11’s” matchup will certainly get Irish fans pumped for…

  2. Freshman Friday: Chad Katunar

    Oct 18, 2013, 7:56 PM EST


    This second installment of “Freshman Friday” features the 6’5″ freshman goaltender from Victoria, British Columbia. At the beginning of the season, Coach Jackson said that Chad Katunar has the potential to be a great college hockey goaltender. Here’s your chance to get to know a little more about him. Tell us about yourself. Besides hockey,…

  3. October 17, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Oct 17, 2013, 10:19 AM EST

    Notre Dame men's basketball head coach Mike Brey sat down with Sirius/XM during #ACCMediaDay yesterday

    An athletic event-less Wednesday was upon us at Notre Dame yesterday as no squad was in action on this busy academic week on campus. Thankfully, a trio of former men’s golfers are going through Q-School right now, trying to earn their tour cards. In Woodlands, Texas, Chris Walker and Max Scodro tried their hand…

  4. Two-Minute Power Play with Steven Summerhays

    Oct 17, 2013, 12:10 AM EST

    photo by Matt Cashore

    This week for “Two-Minute Power Play,” I talked to a guy on the team who had arguably the best weekend of any Notre Dame student-athlete. After two shutout wins in a row (3-0 and 4-0 wins), which included 44 saves from him, senior goaltender Steven Summerhays was named the Hockey East Co-Defensive Player of the Week.…

  5. The World According to NARP: Vol. 4

    Oct 17, 2013, 12:04 AM EST

    Western Michigan University's Lawson Ice Arena

    I’m not a very spontaneous person. I’m the kind of person who has to plan time to be spontaneous, which doesn’t make any sense–I’m aware. But every once in a while, I need to remind people that I’m predictable only 99% of the time. My favorite way to do that is by taking last-minute road…

  6. October 15, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Oct 15, 2013, 10:43 AM EST


    The only live Irish team event that went on yesterday was the men’s golf team visiting famed Crooked Stick Golf Club for the Crooked Stick Intercollegiate tournament. After the first day, head coach Jim Kubinski’s Irish sit in eighth place after firing rounds of 304 and 306. ———————————————— Now, what did we miss… 1. Football…

  7. October 14, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Oct 14, 2013, 10:51 AM EST


    A crazy weekend for Notre Dame athletics was just completed as the football squad was on a bye week, the hockey team played a home and home series against former CCHA-foe Western Michigan, the women’s soccer squad continued their torrid ACC schedule on the road against another ranked team, the men’s soccer team traveled once…

  8. Two-Minute Power Play with Steven Fogarty

    Oct 13, 2013, 11:02 AM EST


    Sophomore center Steven Fogarty doesn’t call much attention to himself or his accomplishments. He played in every game his freshman season, scoring ten points–five assists and five goals, two of which were game-winners. Now, one year older and one year wiser, he’s looking to make an even bigger impact for the Irish. Here’s the Two-Minute…

  9. Hockey Announces New Contract with NBCSN

    Oct 12, 2013, 12:34 PM EST


    Well, it’s not the contract football has with NBC, but Notre Dame Hockey and the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) have just announced that NBCSN will telecast 12 of Notre Dame’s games annually. Along with the dozen telecasted games, NBC Sports Live Extra will stream eight additional home games throughout the season. The new contract is…

  10. Freshman Friday: Ben Ostlie

    Oct 12, 2013, 12:30 PM EST


    Over the next few weeks, I’ll be introducing you to the five freshman on the hockey team. Actually, they’ll be introducing themselves. Here’s your chance to learn a little bit more about Ben Ostlie, one of the two freshman defensemen on the hockey team. Ostlie is from Edina, Minnesota, which you could say is a…

  11. October 10, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Oct 10, 2013, 10:16 AM EST

    2013-14 Notre Dame Men's Basketball Media Day

    We may have been game-less yesterday when it comes Irish athletics, but that doesn’t mean the day passed without an event-filled news cycle. Yesterday, the NCAA released that Purcell Pavilion would host the regional final round of the women’s basketball championship. This being said, the Irish could possibly play the regional semifinals (Sweet 16) and…

  12. … And I Bring The Bad Luck (Unless It’s Women’s Hoops)

    Oct 9, 2013, 11:47 AM EST

    Myself and other members of the Notre Dame Sports Information staff during one of the "good" times, a victory over ranked Utah

    Yesterday, Notre Dame’s manager of social media, Christianne Harder, talked about how where she went, success followed (you can read that here). Today, I give you the story of the @NDSportsBlogger. I fully expect to be fired by days end (and hired by Coach McGraw). Enjoy… According to Webster’s Dictionary, superstition is “a belief or…

  13. October 9, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Oct 9, 2013, 9:59 AM EST

    Dillon Powers was recently named one of the MLS's top-24 players under 24 years of age  (PHOTO-Garrett W. Ellwood/Colorado Rapids)

    The lone Notre Dame athletic event of the evening was a good one. The second-ranked Irish men’s soccer team welcomed the fifth-ranked Maryland Terrapins to Alumni Stadium on Tuesday night in a clash of ACC foes. A Vince Cicciarelli goal in the 59th minute put the Irish out front before the Terrapins equalized in the…

  14. I Bring The Wins

    Oct 8, 2013, 1:59 PM EST


    Christianne Harder is the Social Media Manager for Notre Dame Athletics. During her many stops in collegiate football, the teams she worked with have outperformed their previous years, here is her story… I don’t like to put this on my resume, but wherever I go, the wins follow.  It’s a bold statement, I know, but…

  15. The World According to NARP: Vol. 3

    Oct 8, 2013, 10:49 AM EST

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    On Saturday, a lot of people participated in The Color Run in downtown South Bend. As much as I would have loved to join, I was committed to another 5K—the Mara Fox Run, sponsored by Lyons Hall. Running has never been my forte. In fact, until last year, it was my foe. But then my…

  16. Irish and Bethel Help Strike Out ALS

    Oct 8, 2013, 10:44 AM EST

    Conor Biggio

    Despite poor weather, a decent crowd turned out to help Strike Out ALS during the Irish’s exhibition with Bethel this past Friday. Coach Mik Aoki was extremely proud with the event as the two teams combined to raise around $780 in donations at the gates of Frank Eck Stadium. ““I was very pleased,” Coach Aoki…

  17. October 8, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Oct 8, 2013, 10:33 AM EST

    Sporting K.C.'s Matt Besler

    Last night was an off-day for Irish athletics as the only Irish athletes in action were two former football players, Darrin Walls and Zeke Motta. Walls’ New York Jets defeated Motta’s Atlanta Falcons, 30-28, in a riveting Monday Night Football game. Walls registered four tackles in the game and several key coverage moments. Do you…

  18. October 7, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Oct 7, 2013, 9:48 AM EST

    T.J. Jones hauls in a touchdown pass last Saturday in a 37-34 victory over Arizona State (PHOTO: USA Today)

    Over the weekend, we saw a great victory for the Irish football squad over 22nd-ranked Arizona State in North Texas, the 2nd-ranked Irish men’s soccer team take down the 13th-ranked Clemson Tigers 2-1 to stay unbeaten and the Notre Dame hockey squad began their exhibition campaign with a 5-2 win over Guelph, a team from…

  19. October 4, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Oct 4, 2013, 10:53 AM EST


    The fourth-ranked Irish women’s soccer team tied the 13th-ranked Wake Forest Demon Deacons in ACC play, the Cleveland Browns won again and we are about a day away from the Shamrock Series football contest between the Irish and the Arizona State Sun Devils in North Texas at AT&T Stadium (Jerry’s World). Before we begin,  take…

  20. October 3, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Oct 3, 2013, 10:17 AM EST

    Patrick Wall tallied a clean sheet in a 2-0 win over defending NCAA champion Indiana

    Just a few Irish tidbits before we get started today. To begin, read this fantastic article from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune on former Notre Dame football linebacker Kory Minor. It talks about how he has reached the point in his life he currently is at. Click here to read the story. Secondly, expect United…

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